The man with one of the kindest faces has smiled upon us with one of the sweetest albums. 

Eighty years in the making, John Sheahan's solo debut finds The Dubliner - as a gem here says - Among Friends and loving every minute of it. So easy to hear why. 

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Criss-crossing styles and celebrating the people and places that soundtrack Sheahan's life, Flirting Fiddles makes for a great travelling companion when you can't actually go anywhere, its jaunty optimism recharging your own. 

Unofficial Northside anthem The Marino Waltz is here and, crucially, it's in great company, with something for any hour of the day or night. 

The best of music for the worst of times.